‘The Jungle Book': Christopher Walken & Giancarlo Esposito Join Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba…
Walt Disney Pictures send word that Academy Award winner Christopher Walken will take on the role of King Louie, the ruler of a troop of monkeys and apes, while Giancarlo Esposito (Critics Choice Award winner and Emmy nominee for ‘Breaking Bad’) will voice Akela, the leader of the wolf pack, in director Jon Favreau’s live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of ‘The Jungle Book.’
Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito join Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o as Raksha, Golden Globe winner Idris Elba as Shere Khan, and Scarlett Johansson as Kaa. The film also marks the debut of newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli, who will be the only actor to physically appear on screen.
An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan (Lee Pace), a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits: Rocket (Bradley Cooper), a gun-toting raccoon; Groot (Vin Diesel), a tree-like humanoid; the deadly and enigmatic Gamora (Zoe Saldana); and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista). But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand–with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. From writer-director James Gunn, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ opens in the UK and Ireland on July 31st before opening in the US on August 1st. The likes of Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou, Benicio del Toro, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Josh Brolin, Ophelia Lovibond, Gregg Henry, Marama Corlett, Emmett J. Scanlan and Enzo Cilenti also star.
You’ve had plenty of otherworld experience, from playing Neytiri in ‘Avatar’ and Uhura in the ‘Star Trek’ film franchise. And in this film you play this deadly green-skinned assassin, and Thanos’ adopted daughter, who deep down has a lot more there than we are initially are lead to believe. What was it about her that really spoke to you… this character who’s the last remaining member of her species?
Zoe Saldana: I was very moved by her being an orphan, and being taken violently from her home and being subjected to a life of violence. Therefore she grows up to be this stealth assassin…. but actually she has a heart of gold and really just wants to break away and become free. She plays an important role in making the others see that they must do something collectively about stopping planets of people from dying at the hands of Ronan.
The main cast for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s long awaited sequel includes the original ‘Sin City’ cast members: Mickey Rourke as Marv, Jessica Alba as Nancy, Bruce Willis as Hartigan, Rosario Dawson as Gail and Jaime King as Goldie/Wendy. New cast members for the neo-noir crime action thriller include: Eva Green as Ava Lord, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Johnny, Dennis Haysbert as Manute, Christopher Meloni as Mort, Jeremy Piven as Bob, Stacy Keach as Wallenquist, Jamie Chung as Miho, Ray Liotta as Joey, Juno Temple as Sally, Julia Garner as Marcy, and Josh Brolin as Dwight. The film arrives on August 22nd in the US and August 25th in the UK. The brief official synopsis for ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ is as follows.
Lionsgate has debuted this first “Our Leader the Mockingjay” teaser trailer for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,’ which stars the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Sam Claflin, Mahershala Ali, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stef Dawson, Donald Sutherland and Willow Shields. ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ will hit theaters on November 21st, nearly a year to the date after the previous installment, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ – and, about a year before ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2′ swoops into theaters on November 20th, 2015.
Legendary Pictures announced at Comic-Con that future ‘Godzilla’ sequel will feature three classic monsters: Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah. The previously-announced sequel to ‘Godzilla’ will once again be directed by Gareth Edwards – who’s also set to helm a Star Wars spinoff movie. Grossing almost $500 million at the worldwide box office, this year’s ‘Godzilla’ was received warmly by critics and fans alike. Edwards will shoot the ‘Godzilla’ sequel after his ‘Star Wars’ flick.
Described as an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic sci-fi monster pic, the 2014 ‘Godzilla’ film pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. The original starred Aaron Taylor-Johnson as US Navy Lieutenant Ford Brody, Ken Watanabe as Dr. Ichiro Serizawa, Elizabeth Olsen as Elle Brody, Juliette Binoche as Sandra “Sandy” Brody, Sally Hawkins as Dr. Vivienne Graham, David Strathairn as US Navy Admiral Stenz, and Bryan Cranston as Joseph “Joe” Brody.
First Official Image From Michael Mann’s ‘Blackhat’ – Starring Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis & Tang Wei
Legendary Pictures has revealed this first official from Michael Mann’s ‘Blackhat’ (which previously went under the title ‘Cyber’). Set within the world of global cybercrime, the film follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Tang Wei and Wang Leehom. ‘Blackhat’ opens on January 16th, 2015.